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This statue of a medieval bishop with one finger raised in protest greeted us when we exited the palace. These statues mostly have a nose or a toe people live to touch or rub for good luck and take pictures. Very nice
A medieval bishop, he challenged the Pope in 925 (a big deal at the time) and introduced religious services in the native tongue because the Masses held in Latin were not understood by the general population. Let's face it, it's hard to convert someone if...More
Meštrović is an important 20th c. sculptor whose stuatues can be found all over the world (eg downtown Chicago). One of the most annoying thing about the summer visitor tsunami, to us Split locals that is, is crowds of people hogging the big toe, which...More
You must make a wish, and either kiss or rub the toe of this impressive statue. Of course, take a picture too! St. Gregory was a very important figure in the history of Croatian people. Just a great attraction to visit!
Very popular site at the back of the palace. You are supposed to rub his big toe for good luck and on many occasions it was difficult to get anywhere near it due to the number of tourists, mainly nice Japanese people with cameras.